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Women's Resource Center

Women's History Month Programs

Women's History Month 2014

"Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment"

Contact Information:

Women's Resource Center

Phone: 330-972-7008

http://www.uakron.edu/wrc/initiatives/Womens+History+Month+Programs.dot

The 2014 Vagina Monologues. At The University of Akron. EJ Thomas Stage Door. Saturday Feb. 1, 2014. 8 p.m and Sunday Feb. 2, 2014. 3 p.m.

Venue Details: Live on Stage At EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door. Seating is limited.  Call the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at (330) 972-7570 to secure tickets in advance. Further information available at www.uaevents.com E. J. Thomas Hall – The University of Akron 

Cost: $5 Students, faculty, and staff and $10 non-UA members. T-Shirts will also be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall

The University of Akron's 2014 V-Day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” is a consciousness-raising event and fundraiser to help end violence against women and to celebrate women, their bodies and their experiences. All proceeds benefit the V-Day Organization and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina counties. The monologues will be performed by UA students, faculty, staff and Akron community members.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, Women's Studies Program, Office of Inclusion and Equity and EJ Thomas Hall.

Consuela Ward. ‘Power and Privilege’.  February 6, 2014. Student Union

Dr. Consuela Ward has more than 15 years of experience in the field of diversity as a speaker, consultant, trainer, instructor, administrator, and coach. Her workshop will tackle the ways in which ‘race affects our view of the world like a pair of glasses or perhaps shades. We see through a lens based on a perspective influenced by power dynamics in lived experience’.

Sponsored by The Women’s Resource Center, The Multicultural Center, Office of Inclusion and Equity and The Student Union.

Women’s Wellness Fair. March 13th 2014. 10am-1pm. Student Union Concourse.

All are invited to come by the booths and enjoy displays focusing on women’s health issues. The Women's Wellness Fair vendors include: Lupus Foundation of America, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Battered Women\'s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, The University of Akron Student health Services, The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Program, Title IX Coordinator, Alliance For Healthy Youth, American Heart Association and Akron Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Program.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center, Women's Resource Center, Office of Inclusion & Equity, The Student Union and Supported by The Women's Studies Program. 


Women's History Month 2013

"Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics"



March 11, 2013. Bringing In The Bystander. Student Union Room 314. 4:00pm-5:30pm

At Least 1 in 4 College Women Will Be the Victim of a Sexual Assault during Her Academic Career. This rape prevention program is designed to help individuals learn how to be active bystanders and help in preventing attacks.

Contact: Nicki Johnson @ NLJ12@zips.uakron.edu

Sponsored by: Diversity Dialogues and The Multicultural Center.


March 14, 2013. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. The Student Union. Room 310. 4:30p.m.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour television series for PBS and international broadcast, shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation. Presenting 'Half the Sky Movement' movie presentation and discussion(http://www.halftheskymovement.org/).

Contact: Heather Sperry at hs42@zips.uakron.edu

Sponsored by: The Multicultural Center, The Sociology Department and The Women's Studies Program.


Women's History Month 2012

“Women's Education = Women's Empowerment”

Venue Details: Live on Stage At EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door. Seating is limited.  Call the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at (330) 972-7570 to secure tickets in advance. Further information available at www.uaevents.com E. J. Thomas Hall – The University of Akron 

Cost: $5 Students, faculty, and staff and $10 non-UA members. T-Shirts will also be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall

The University of Akron's 2012 V-Day benefit performance of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues” is a consciousness-raising event and fundraiser to help end violence against women and to celebrate women, their bodies and their experiences. All proceeds benefit the V-Day Organization and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina counties. The monologues will be performed by UA students, faculty, staff and Akron community members.

The theme for this year will be “Empowered Women For An Empowered World”.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Studies Academic Program, Office of Inclusion and Equity and EJ Thomas Hall.


March 1, 2012. Women Trailblazers Panel.

This event will highlight the accomplishments of distinguished, diverse female leaders from around the country who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Development and co-sponsored by The Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Studies Academic Program.


March 1, 2012. Women’s Wellness Fair. Polsky 3rd floor. 10:00am-2:00pm

All are invited to come by the booths and enjoy displays focusing on women’s health issues. The Women's Wellness Fair vendors include: Lupus Foundation of America, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Battered Women\'s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, The University of Akron Student health Services, The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Program, Title IX Coordinator, Alliance For Healthy Youth, American Heart Association and Akron Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Program.

Join us for a free and fun-filled day of demonstrations and literature.
Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Studies Academic Program and Student Life at Summit College.


March 7, 2012. International Women's Day Speaker - Robina Niaz. "Muslim Women: Education, and Empowerment As A Turning Point For Muslim Women and Families".  E.J. Thomas Hall. 6:00 p.m.- 8:30p.m.

2011 CNN Hero, Robina Niaz is Executive Director of Turning Point for Women and Families, a community based, non-profit organization founded in 2005 to address the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, advocacy, outreach, education and training. Robina's efforts to found this important resource have been recognized by several awards, including a current Soros Fellowship and the Union Square Awards in November 2005.

Sponsored by: Women's Resource Center, The Office of Inclusion and Equity and Office of International Programs

Contact Information:

Dr. Rosa Githiora rmg25@uakron.edu


 

Monday - March 19 to Friday - March 30

AMERICIANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH: WOMEN IN HISTORY DISPLAY
Student Union 2nd floor lounge across from Starbucks
Sponsored by: Student Life

Wednesday - March 21

GENDER EQUALITY HALL OF FAME
8:00pm
Student Union Ballrooms A & B
Sponsored by: Residence Hall Council (RHC) &
Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB)


March 23, 2011

Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Workshop

Student Union Room 316

5:00pm-7:00pm

This workshop is designed to equip females with some practical tools to help them effectively reduce the risk of being sexually assaulted and address some of the trauma from being sexually assaulted or experiencing an attempted sexual assault.

Sponsored by: Womens Resource Center, Dr. Lucinda Deason- University of Akron Department of Public Administration & Urban Policy, Ms. Leora Nash and Ms. Heidi Rock.

Monday - March 26

WOMEN IN MUSIC HISTORY
7:00pm
Student Union Starbucks
Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network


March 28th, 2012

Self Esteem Workshop. Presented by Ms. Denia Stewart

The Student Union Room 308

5:00pm-6:00pm

This workshop will focus on self-esteem and self-worth, gender socialization, body image and its effect on society, personal growth, wellness, appropriate use of make-up and developing leadership skills.

Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center.

Contact Information:

The Women's Resource Center, The University of Akron, Shrank Hall North 58, Akron, OH 44325-6218.          

Phone: 330-972-7008

Email: rmg25@uakron.edu 


Thursday - March 29

THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN IN THE MILITARY PANEL EVENT
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Student Union 312
Sponsored by: UA Adult Focus
Month Long Events

SRWS WOMENS HISTORY MONTH DISPLAYS
Within the SRWC & SRWS social media sites

Sponsored by: Student Recreation & Wellness Services (SRWS)

DISTINGUISHED EDUCATION ALUMNI DISPLAY
Student Union Game Room Windows
Sponsored by: Office of the Alumni Association

Questions? Please call: 330.972.5517 or email: lorri@uakron.edu

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